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Derby Trail Preview: San Felipe (G2)

There are three Derby preps on Saturday: the San Felipe at Santa Anita, the Gotham at Aqueduct, and the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs. We’ll have previews of all three on the site in what should be a … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Lewis

Combo took the Lewis field wire-to-wire at Santa Anita on Saturday in one of the three major Derby prep races run over the weekend. Previously:¬†Withers Let’s take a look. Fractions: 23.40, 47.26, 1:12.20, 1:45.41 (1 1/16 miles) Race Flow: Fair … Continue reading

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Derby Trail: Lewis (G3)

There are three Derby prep races today: the Lewis at Santa Anita, Holy Bull at Gulfstream, and Withers at Aqueduct. We’ll look at the three over our next three posts, starting in California with the Lewis. On paper, this is … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Race Review: Sham Stakes

The Sham Stakes was run at Santa Anita on January 6th and won by McKinzie for trainer Bob Baffert. Previously: Mucho Macho Man Fractions: 23.69, 47.74, 1:12.17, 1:36.58 Race Flow: Moderate pace Winning Beyer¬†Speed Figure: 97 On The Winner: McKinzie … Continue reading

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Derby Trail: Sham Stakes

Today at Santa Anita, they run the Sham Stakes, the first Derby points race of 2018, as well as the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream. We’ll look at that race in our next post, but this one focuses on … Continue reading

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Setting Up the January Derby Trail

In addition to the College Football Playoff games, including the spectacular Rose Bowl, we were also scheduled to be treated to our first Kentucky Derby points race of 2018: the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. Unfortunately, the bitter cold that has … Continue reading

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Saturday Spot Plays

There is some excellent racing today around the country. Let’s take a look at a few spots. Gulfstream Race 7 (Tropical Park Oaks-1) – They split the Tropical Park Oaks into two divisions, and this one seems to be the … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – Santa Anita Derby (G1)

The third of the Derby preps today is at Santa Anita, the Santa Anita Derby, which goes as Race 8. As the horses crossed the wire in the San Felipe four weeks ago, it looked like Mastery would be about … Continue reading

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Derby Trail Stakes Preview – San Felipe Stakes (G2)

The Derby trail makes a big return to California this week with the San Felipe Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. As we noted yesterday, we thought the best prep race run so far was the Sham in January, but … Continue reading

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